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This film and They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) are notable as among the first sequels to a color cop movie, long before the first sequel to Dirty Harry (1971) came out. Even more remarkable, both of these films featured African-American protagonists.
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The screenplay for the film is inspired by the legacies of real life Harlem gangsters Bumpy Johnson and Frank Lucas. The character of Joe (the fake Charleston Blue) resembles the actual Frank Lucas, who was a major drug dealer around Harlem and Newark, during the time the film was made. There are numerous parallels between the Charleston Blue persona and Frank Lucas, who was known for his "Blue Magic" brand of heroin.
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Because the film used Harlem,locations, Producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., had to negotiate with CORE and other community groups over demands for "money, jobs and control."
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Charleston Blue's car was a 1932 Lincoln.
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At the end of the movie, Her Majesty slashes Joe's neck with one of Charleston Blue's straight razors.
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Doug wears a jersey with a picture of Malcolm X on it.
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The scene where Joe mashes a grapefruit in Carol's face is exactly the same thing that James Cagney did to Mae Clark in the movie "The Public Enemy" (1931).
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